Changing the date and time on an Android phone: 10 steps (with pictures)

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Changing the date and time on an Android phone: 10 steps (with pictures)
Changing the date and time on an Android phone: 10 steps (with pictures)
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This wikiHow teaches you how to change the date and time on your Android phone.

Steps

Change Date and Time on an Android Phone Step 1

Step 1. Open your Android's settings

Swipe down from the top of the screen, then tap the "Settings" gear

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which is in the top right corner of the drop-down menu.

On some Android phones, you need to use two fingers to pull down this menu

Change Date and Time on an Android Phone Step 2

Step #2. Scroll down and click on System

This option is located at the bottom of the settings page.

  • On a Samsung Galaxy, scroll down and tap General management.
Change Date and Time on an Android Phone Step 3

Step #3. Tap on Date & Time

This can be found at the top of the system page.

  • Tap on Date and time on a Samsung Galaxy.
Change Date and Time on an Android Phone Step 4

Step #4. Tap on the blue 'Automatic date and time' switch

Doing so will disable the automatic date and time setting so that you can manually adjust both the time and date.

  • If this switch is gray, the automatic date and time setting is already disabled.
  • To enable automatic date and time setting to ensure that your Android always displays the correct time and date, tap the gray "Automatic date and time" switch.
Change Date and Time on an Android Phone Step 5

Step 5. Tap on Set Date

You will find this in the middle of the date and time page. This will open a calendar.

Change Date and Time on an Android Phone Step 6

Step 6. Select a date

Scroll to the day you want to set up your Android, tap it and tap SAVE.

  • On a Samsung Galaxy, tap READY instead of SAVE.
Change Date and Time on an Android Phone Step 7

Step 7. Tap Set Time

You will find this under the option Set date on the page.

Change Date and Time on an Android Phone Step 8

Step 8. Select a time

Adjust the clock to the time you want (including whether it's currently AM or PM if you're not using a 24-hour clock), then tap SAVE.

  • On a Samsung Galaxy you also tap here READY.
Change Date and Time on an Android Phone Step 9

Step 9. If necessary, select a time zone

To select a time zone that is different from your current time zone - or if your current time zone is incorrect - tap Select time zone and select the time zone you want to use for your date and time.

  • Selecting a new time zone may overwrite the previously set date and time.
  • If you have automatic date and time setting turned on, your date and time will be updated automatically when you choose a new time zone.
Change Date and Time on an Android Phone Step 10

Step 10. Enable 24-hour time format

If you want to display your time in 24-hour format (e.g. 3:00 PM to 3:00 AM, 9:00 AM to 9:00 AM), you can enable this setting by sliding the gray switch to the right at 'Use 24-hour format'.

If 24-hour time format is currently enabled and you want to disable it, tap the blue switch to the right of the "Use 24-hour format" heading

Tips

  • If you have a Pixel Android, you can set the time from the Clock app by opening the Clock app, from the drop-down menu on tapping and Institutions to tap.

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